PHOTO CALL: Fences, with Denzel Washington, Opens on Broadway

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27 Apr 2010

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and the company of the Broadway revival of August Wilson's Fences celebrated their opening night April 26 at the Cort Theatre.



Washington (Julius Caesar) stars as Troy Maxson opposite Viola Davis (Proof) as Rose in the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.

Kenny Leon directs a cast that also features Chris Chalk as Cory, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Jim Bono, Russell Hornsby as Lyons, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, with Eden Duncan-Smith and SaCha Stewart-Coleman alternating in the role of Raynell.

Fences centers on Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues finally admitted black players. According to production notes, "As he faces off against the racial barrier at work and his own disappointments, Troy also grapples with his son, Cory, over the teenager's hope for a football scholarship and with his wife, Rose, who confronts Troy over a child he has fathered with another woman."

Here's a look at the opening night:

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN


For more information, please visit FencesOnBroadway.com.